Showing posts from April, 2016

Storms of life

"We all have life storms, and when we get the rough times and we recover from them, we should celebrate that we got through it. No matter how bad it may seem, there's always something beautiful that you can find." ~Mattie Stepanek
A storm swept through our area last night, forever changing my parents’ property. 
Thankfully, no livestock or lives were lost, and the homes were undamaged. But a bit of our history was lost.

In the midst of the wind, my parents lost two sheds, one we called a tractor shed and one we called the camper shed, because that was the biggest items they respectively housed. My mom’s car was damaged because of debris and trailer sitting on a rental property was blown about.

[That one was very lucky; the trailer was there when my folks bought the land. It was picked up, fell apart, and landed mere feet from the house itself.]

I think the most heartbreaking part for my mom, and I know for myself, was the “tractor shed.”

It’s been there as long as I…

Be slightly strange

"The world can be amazing when you're slightly strange." ~Unknown
I've tried to find the source of this quote, but no luck so far. I absolutely love this.
I think it struck a chord, because the older I get the more I'm learning that it's okay to be strange. To own your strangeness. I'm convinced that's half the reason my husband loves me — because I'm a pretty strange gal when you get to know me.
Today is our date-a-versary, as I call it. It's not a day we're really going to put a lot of celebration into, but it's the week that started us off and today is the date of our first "date." By some people's standards, it wouldn't be a date, but for us it was and it was perfect.
I talked about how we met in this post from last year. And even a little bit about that first date, but on this, our date-a-versary, it seems fitting to share more about that meeting.
See, prior to Jim, I never dated. I'm not exaggerating either,…